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Popular hotels in Sibu

Premier Hotel Sibu

Sarawak House Complex, Jalan Kampung Nyabor, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Qu Lin Resident

S/L 7, No.17, Lorong Seduan 2, Pekan Sibu, , Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Teku Homestay

1C, Lorong 1, Jalan teku barat, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

The Paramount Hotel

3 Lorong 9A, Jalan Kampung Dato, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Permai Hotel (Sibu)

9, 11 & 13, Lorong Ulu Oya 11A, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.0 / 10

Very Good

Hi-Inn Sibu

1A/1B, 1st Floor, Emplam Lane, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.8 / 10

Very Good

Salim Inn

Lot 21-22, Lorong Salim 17, Farley Commercial Centre, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

RH Hotel

Jalan Kampung Nyabor, Sibu, Malaysia, 96008

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Tanahmas The Sibu Hotel

Lot 277, Block 5, Jalan Kampung Nyabor, Sibu, Malaysia, 96007

8.4 / 10

Very Good

The Orchid Hotel

No 9, Brooke Drive, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.2 / 10

Very Good

Ban Hin Hotel

12, 1st Floor, Island Road, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

Lehdo Inn

21, Blacksmith Road, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

8.3 / 10

Very Good

H Homestay

Jalan Salim, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Sibu, Malaysia, 96000

others

About

Located at thw convergence of Rajang and Igan Rivers, Sibu is an inland town at the central region of Sarawak. It is one of the three towns in Malaysia which consists of a predominantly Foochow-Chinese population (other two are Yong Peng and Sitiawan). Other ethnic groups such as indigenous Melanau, Malay, and Iban are also present in this region. Sibu is also popular for being the hometown of Rosli Dhoby, a national patriot.

History of Sibu

In 1862, James Brooke built a fort in the town to fend off attacks by indigenous Dayak people. Then, there was a small group of Chinese Hokkien people settled around the fort to carry out business activities safely in the town. A number of 1,118 people from Fujian Province, China migrated to Sibu in 1901. This fact made Sibu being referred as "New Fuzhou". In 1889 and 1928, the town was burnt to the ground.

Sarawak was ceded to the British as Crown Colony after the Japanese surrender in 1945. This fact led to a dissatisfaction amongst a group of young Melanau people in Sibu who were pro-independence. Following to this, Sir Duncan George Stewart, the second British Governor of Sarawak, was assassinated by Rosli Dhobi on December 1949. Rosli was executed at Kuching Central Prison the following year.

Main Areas in Sibu

Sibu falls under the administrartion of Sibu Division which covers a total area of 2229.8 km2. The division is categorized into Sibu Town area (129.5 km2)[ and the rural areas (2,100.3 km2). Sibu Jaya (26 km away from the Sibu town), a satellite township is included in the rural areas.

Locale Language in Sibu

As Sibu is dominated mainly by the Foochow and Hokkien Chinese, most of the locals here speak Chinese language with the influence of Fuzhou and Hokkien dielect. However, most of them are multilangual and are able to speak both Malay and English. Other languages spoken by the minorities as Melanau, Bidayuh and Iban languages.

How To Get There

By Air

From Peninsular Malaysia, Sibu can be reached with frequent flights from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. Sibu airport is also connected to all major destinations in Malaysian Borneo, including Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Since there is no bus services connecting the airport and Sibu town, you may purchase a taxi coupon to downtown Sibu. Usually, the fee is around RM45.

By Bus

Sibu can be reached by bus from other Sarawak cities such as Kuching, Miri,Mukah,Sarikei and Bintulu with numerous bus companies such as Biaramas, Suria Bus Express and Borneo Highway Express link Miri. Jalan Pahlawan is the terminal for long distance trip while for the short trip, the buses arrive at the bus terminal downtown, which is near the express boat terminal.

By Sea/River

As Sibu is the entry point of the upper Rajang, there are express boat services (4 times daily) that serve the trips between Kapit and Sibu. Also, there are daily express boats that connect Sibu and Kuching via Sarikei and Tanjung Manis. The boat fee is approximately RM55.

Transportations in Sibu

As Downtown Sibu is a very compact area, you may get around on foot. However, to discover more areas around Sibu, take a taxi or a bus from the bus terminal. There is an inquiry counter there, and you may ask for directions.

Tourist Attractions in Sibu

Sibu Central Market

Known, as the largest indoor market in Malaysia, this Sibu Central Market offers many options of items at affordable prices. For the food hunter, do not miss to try the food at the 1st floor of the market.

Sibu Town Square

Located right at the centre of Sibu town, you can see the meeting of two great rivers, the Rajang and the Igan. There is a waterfront that is famous among the locals to hang out.

Hotels in Sibu

RH Hotel

Featuring 226 spacious and trendy rooms, RH Hotel is an ideal pick to stay in Sibu town. It is also located not very far from Sibu Airport.

Premier Hotel Sibu

This place is known as the most convenient hotel in town due to its warm and excellent service.

Qu Lin Resident

Offering a comfortable stay at low prices, Qu Lin Resident is suitable for those travelling on low budget.

Hi-Inn Sibu

This place is features cosy rooms suitable for all types of travellers. Equipped with excellent amenities, Hi-Inn Hotel is located at the heart of Sibu town.